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Bathroom Break: India's Sanitation Crisis Is Trapping Women in a Cycle of Violence

Anushay Hossain | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Anushay Hossain

Roughly 53 percent of Indian households, still use public streets and fields as bathrooms. And it's the women of India who are paying the highest price.

Toilets Could Protect Women In India From Getting Raped

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact

A reeling Indian village where two teen cousins were brutally gang raped and hanged may be able to sleep more soundly now that new toilets have been i...

5 Fast Ways to Prevent Plumbing Nightmares

Hometalk | Posted 08.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

You can catch the plumbing problem before it becomes a crisis, by following the maintenance tips below provided by Jeff and other plumbing nightmare survivors.

Honor Your Elimination

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Every princess pees and poops several times every day, if her digestive tract is healthy. So why are we being uptight about our needs? Society and ...

Japan's Dirty Secret: Pit Toilets

Amy Chavez | Posted 07.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Amy Chavez

Despite Japan's reputation for high tech toilets and washlets, and the announcement of a Toilenniale (toilet-themed art festival) to open in Oita prefecture in 2015, a surprising number of households in Japan still have the old-style Japanese "pit toilets."

Poop-Eating Worm

Claire Bernard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Claire Bernard

Oxfam is testing the Tiger Worm Toilets, aka the poop-eating worm toilets, with several West Point residents. But judging from the smell, the construction of a toilet wasn't working well enough to keep the community healthy.

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Protect America From Efficient Light Bulbs, Low-Flow Toilets

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act on Thursday ...

Demand of the Hour: Build Toilets, Not Temples or Mosques

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

While the stories vary slightly, the bottom line is the same: Women are targets. Why? Caste, class and poverty among women rob them of their rights and deprive them of protection.

When Women Are Dying to Go to the Toilet, We Can't Just Do Nothing

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Sanjay Wijesekera

Diarrhoeal diseases linked to fecal contamination kill 1,400 children a day. Another 162 million children worldwide are stunted -- they are undersized and may have developmental delays -- with the lack of adequate sanitation, water and hygiene being a contributing factor.

3 Men Confess To Gang Rape, Murder Of 2 Indian Teens

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Three men have confessed to the gang rape and slaying of two teenage girls who were found hanging from a tree in northern Indi...

5 of the World's Craziest Toilet-themed Restaurants

Thrillist | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Whether you've got a Freudian fixation, an affinity for potty humor, or just enjoy eating Chinese food out of a bidet, here are five restaurants where the theme is lav-chic, the dress code's pants-down, and the chairs are -- you guessed it -- old toilets. Ummm... bon appétit!

Sanitation And Water For All -- Because We Must

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Sanjay Wijesekera

'Sanitation and water for all' is more than a title. It is a goal that is both morally right and unquestionably necessary.

This 65-Year-Old Man Has Built More Than 200 Toilets For Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact

Kathirvel is a 65-year-old man from India who is determined to make a difference in his golden years. Instead of spending retirement with his feet ...

This Toilet Will Zap Your Poo Into Fuel (And Save Lives)

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology

While some engineers are busy perfecting sexting apps, others have turned their expertise to a decidedly less seductive, but more important pursuit. T...

'Not Putting The Toilet Seat Down' Is No Reason To Attack Your Sister

Posted 03.05.2014 | Weird News

Gentlemen, this is one argument you will never win. A North Dakota man is accused of beating up his sister during a fight over “not putting the t...

Oo-la-la! A New Look in French Toilets?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

We arrived at the public bathroom. In English and French, it explained that one must go inside and lock the door. Once inside the space-age toilet-capsule, one does one's business. Then the sink, with assembly-line efficiency, squirts soap onto outstretched hands, then water, then warm air for drying.

When It Comes to Health and Dignity, There Is Nothing More Powerful Than a Toilet

David Winder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
David Winder

One in three people globally do not have access to a toilet. The lack of sanitation is an acute public health issue with serious consequences -- and not only when disaster strikes.

I'm With Stupid: Eating Out of Toilets and Other Cultural Norms

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

OK, folks, enough is enough; this sort of behavior has got to stop, pronto. As recently as July, in the very headline of this column, I admonished you...

Toilet Pup Goes For A Swim

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.08.2013 | Comedy

Oh. Is that what happens when you flush your toilet while your dog is drinking out of it? Thanks, that question has been haunting us for ages. ...

Poor Sanitation Causing ‘Human Development Emergency' In India

world.time.com | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact

Children in India are exceptionally short, with their stunted growth historically attributed to malnutrition. However, new evidence is suggesting that...

Follow These Simple Steps to Turn Your $10 DIY Home Repair Into a $360 Emergency Plumbing Bill

Eva Moon | Posted 11.03.2013 | Comedy
Eva Moon

I could still hear a little hiss, like it wasn't all the way off, but it looked like it was off. I turned the handle a little harder. No change. Harder. The water started coming out of the hose faster. I turned it the other way. No change. Turned it back. The stream became a torrent.

5 Reasons Why the Water for the World Act Is Worth Its Weight in Gold

David Winder | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
David Winder

Imagine a world where giving birth on the side of the road with two cans of dirty water is not an uncommon occurrence: a world where the water you d...

Bathroom Graffiti Romance

Carl Pettit | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

If you have to scribble down bathroom graffiti, put some heart and truth into your work. The written material and frescos I'm provided with in communal restrooms almost never meet my expectations -- besides the little man on the boat, of course.

I'm With Stupid: Get Your Minds and Bodies Out of the Toilet

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.11.2013 | Weird News
Todd Hartley

I know that part of the joy of sex is freedom of expression -- and I think it's great when people want to try new things -- but a few of you have been embarrassing our gender these past couple of weeks.

Calling All Young People: The Water Crisis Needs You

David Winder | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
David Winder

While we are making tremendous progress, roughly one in ten people still do not have access to clean water, and 2.5 billion people do not have a toilet. This is why I say to young people: the water crisis needs you to take action.